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comment What is the black adhesive being applied between the veneer bricks?
Text in your posted image says it: "pointing mortar for bricks."
Oct
18
comment How can I determine what's behind a wall?
drywall walls will sound hollow if you aren't knocking directly on the studs. doesn't mean that there's a void on the other side. your best bet is to open the wall up and see what's going on. drywall can be replaced for reasonably cheap, and having a secret room is immeasurably fun (unless it holds corpses etc., of course)
Oct
13
comment What could have caused the hot and cold water to stop running in one sink, while all others are fine?
Maybe both pipes broke / burst at the same time? Unlikely in all probability, but something to check perhaps?
Sep
30
comment Why does my hot water smell like wood smoke?
@diceless, that's a good idea. will try that today.
Sep
30
comment Why does my hot water smell like wood smoke?
@keshlam, it's a gas heater, and our water comes from the city, who (i think) in turn source it from nearby lakes.
Sep
29
comment Why does my hot water smell like wood smoke?
Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's just the hot water. We don't have any wood-burning appliances, and the furnace has been turned off for a few months now.
Sep
29
revised Why does my hot water smell like wood smoke?
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Sep
29
asked Why does my hot water smell like wood smoke?
Sep
22
comment What can I do about slow running water in my Whirlpool refrigerator?
It may also be that your water inflow to the refrigerator is slow by itself, and the filter only ads to that... May be this combination's causing the slow flow you're seeing.
Sep
21
answered How can I get rid of mosquitoes?
Sep
21
answered What can I do about slow running water in my Whirlpool refrigerator?
Sep
9
comment We hear a constant bass subwoofer like thumping noise every night from about midnight to 7 am
upvote for starting your answer with "Listen" :) And for a good reply, of course.
Sep
4
comment How can I fully winterize my plumbing?
Why would your water company take responsibility for your blowing out that last pipe? Wouldn't it be yours? Also, I would suggest stopping up any P-traps in the house, to avoid sewer gas issues as much as possible... less stuff to air out.
Aug
27
comment thermostat batteries replaced, AC unit won't start
Several utilities have a program that helps their collective customers save money, by remotely turning off the air conditioner every so often. Where I live in MN, Connexus Energy turns the thing off on some of the heaviest demand days, to make sure there's enough power to go around. Your home's previous owner may have signed up for something like that... the savings, while not substantial, are decent, on the order of around 15% of your summertime bills.
Aug
26
comment How can I clean an office chair?
Yep, certainly would. You have better air circulation outside, and there's a whole lot of fresh air flowing around compared to indoors (regardless of how efficiently your air handling works).
Aug
26
comment Will KILZ® contain black mold?
How would chlorine help? An explanation would better round out this answer.
Aug
26
answered How can I clean an office chair?
Aug
22
comment Creaking / Clicking noise coming from wood / cardboard
The tea bag box; does it still make the sound when moved away from the kitchen, a couple of rooms away, or outside? Would all you hear be just a single sound, just reflected across different surfaces so it only appears they're separate?
Aug
19
comment How do I fix a heavily rusted garburator?
Alright, I'll bite. Why the hate? We use a disposal at home, and i can confirm with anecdotal evidence that it's so far been extremely useful. We don't clog the thing with junk, but aren't gentle either. What's wrong with that?
Aug
18
comment How to protect outside cable wire from myself?
Does it still carry a television signal? If it does, and you need that signal, you would best be served by burying it. A better option would be to get the cable company to re-lay it, correctly this time around.